The flag of Mauritius comprises four equal horizontal bands of the colours (from the top of the flag to the bottom of the flag) red, blue, yellow and green. The flag of Mauritius is sometimes referred to as the 'Four Bands'. The flag's colours of red, blue, yellow and green are derived from the coat of arms of Mauritius and are said to stand for the struggle for independence, the Indian Ocean, a bright future and the island's lush vegetation respectively.
The flag of Mauritius was officially adopted on 12 March 1968 following the country gaining its independence from Britain. The flag was designed by Gurudutt Moher.
The flag's ratio is 2:3.
The flag of Mauritius flies